Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of a sustainable world with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate and development priorities are closely interlinked
Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked.

Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked. Many countries are therefore developing strategies to integrate climate objectives into their national development goals. We support the development of national or sector specific low-emission economic growth strategies and the implementation of their building blocks such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). This includes the analysis of mitigation options and their associated climate and development benefits, the conceptualisation of policy measures and programmes and the development of associated institutional structures and capacities for their implementation.We support stakeholder-driven initiatives and collaborate closely with local experts to make best use of local, national and international knowledge and expertise in the area of climate change and sustainable development. In addition to national work experience, NewClimate experts have supported climate initiatives around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Kenya, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Key contacts

Frauke Röser
Frauke Röser

Thomas Day

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Associated projects

Deep Decarbonisation in Latin America

The aim of the project is to create the enabling conditions to make finance flows consistent with low-carbon development pathways in three Latin American countries and to create an improved policy and regulatory framework to mobilise the investments needed to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.

De-risking renewable energy investment in South Eastern Europe

In this project, NewClimate Institute in collaboration with Agora Energiewende and local research partners, looked at the impact of de-risking measures on the financing cost of renewable energy investments in two countries in South Eastern Europe (SEE), Greece and Serbia.

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and GCOM investigates the economic, social, and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC implementation at the sector level. The papers summarise the current status of NDC submissions, the coverage of sectors within the NDC submissions, new trends for mitigation potential and action… Read More

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports the Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning. In Mongolia, NewClimate Institute supported the government to establish the process for the update of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution. Contributing towards this process, the… Read More

Cool contributions fighting climate change

Facilitating the global transformation towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technologies by providing policy and technical guidance to six developing countries. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International (lead) is supporting the GIZ Cool Contributions initiative to deliver the IKI funded project with the objective to… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, and Kenya with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects – A2A Phase I ran from 2016 to 2019 and was implemented by NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) part… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

Analysing the benefits of potential climate change mitigation for cities. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities. Mitigation measures in the building, transport and energy sectors… Read More

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

Supporting the ‘Plan Solaire’, aiming to  generate 30% of Tunisia’s electricity using renewables by 2030. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the… Read More

Good Practice Database

Identification and analysis of good practice examples from international mitigation and adaptation actions.

Global Good Practice Analysis of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs, and MRV

Identification of good practice case studies on the development and implementation of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs and MRV systems across the world

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Training workshop on NAMAs in the Maldives

NewClimate Institute supported a NAMA training in the Maldives organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The training gave the participants an understanding of the concept of NAMAs in the international and the domestic context. It highlighted specific aspects to be considered for the development of NAMAs, for example, financing and MRV. During the… Read More

Governing NAMAs

Understanding how and where NAMAs succeed: As NAMAs are advancing from the concept phase towards operationalization a main challenge will be to ensure that this happens in an internationally coordinated manner while simultaneously allowing for diversity in national actions. Return to all expertise and projects This research project undertaken by a consortium consisting of NewClimate… Read More

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More

Further reading

Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality May 2020 - This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof.
Good Practice Database Summary Report Apr 2020 - In continuation of the Good Practice Analysis (GPA) 1.0 and 2.0, this analysis of new case studies for the Good Practice Database (GPD) enhances and expands the existing repository of good practice examples with a focus on NDC implementation.
The Mongolian electricity sector in the context of international
climate mitigation efforts
Mar 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity supply sector development in Mongolia on climate change targets and health impacts associted to air pollution from coal power plants.
A roadmap for the power supply sector in Argentina Feb 2020 - The “Ambition to Action” (A2A) project provided support to the Argentinian NDC process between March 2017 and December 2019. This report provides a synthesis of the results of three years of supporting governmental and non-governmental constituencies with analytical support for the energy supply sector.
Climate change and sustainable development in the Kenyan electricity sector Feb 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity sector development in Kenya on national sustainable development and climate change targets.
Assessing sustainable development impacts of scaling-up climate action in the electricity sector Feb 2020 - This paper formulates six key lessons learnt for the assessment of sustainable development impacts and their integration into climate policy making.
NDC Update Report December 2019 – Long-term, society-wide visions for immediate action Dec 2019 - The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this report is the role of long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LTSs) in achieving the Paris Agreement goal.
The role of renewable energy mini-grids in Kenya’s electricity sector Nov 2019 - This report synthesises available analyses on the role and potential of mini-grids in Kenya and explores how this technology can help the country attain its goal of universal electrification by 2022 and also contribute to the achievement of other related development objectives.
The role of geothermal and coal in Kenya’s electricity sector and implications for sustainable development Nov 2019 - This study aims at supporting decision making in the electricity sector in Kenya by comparing geothermal and coal, and the impact of developing these technologies on generation costs, affordability of electricity, and overall flexibility and reliability of electricity supply.
Transition Towards a Decarbonised Electricity Sector Oct 2019 - This paper supports countries to understand where they are in the power system transformation process and how they can accelerate the process.

Public presentations & interviews

Evolution of NAMAs in the context of a post 2020 world Dec 2014 - NewClimate Institute presents on the evolution of NAMAs in the context of a post 2020 world.